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Endocrinology, Autoimmune & Hormones
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Information on topics related to endocrinology, the specialty that focuses on the endocrine system and disorders such as thyroid disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis, the full range of hormonal disorders, and infertility and reproductive endocrinology, the immune system, and autoimmune disease.

Thyroid Disease 101: The First Place to Start
Overview of information about thyroid disease, including diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, nodules, goiter, and thyroid cancer.

Understanding Autoimmune Diseases
An in-depth, understandable review of information about autoimmune diseases, discussing the causes, symptoms, treatments, and information resources associated with autoimmune conditions

Endocrine Information Center
Comprehensive information about common diseases of the endocrine glands, including: Addison's Disease, Cushing's Syndrome, and endocrinology organizations, support groups and resources.

Understanding the Immune System
A comprehensive guide to understanding the immune system, its anatomy, disorders, with a discussion of immune complex diseases, immunodeficiency diseases, and cancers of the immune system.

Thyroid Newsletters for Patients and Practitioners
Various email and print newsletters covering thyroid disease, available for thyroid patients and practitioners.

Do You Have an Autoimmune Disease?
A look at whether symptoms such as fatigue, weight changes, and depression are pointing to an undiagnosed autoimmune condition, including the Autoimmune Disease Symptoms Checklist, a handy tool to bring to the doctor to aid in getting diagnosed.

Effective New Autoimmune Disease Drugs to Use Scorpion Venom
Researchers have reported that the venom of scorpions will eventually become an effective new drug treatment for some common autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus, as well as more than sixty other autoimmune disorders.

Do You Need an Endocrinologist?
When your thyroid disease has been diagnosed by a family practice or primary care doctor, should you request a consultation with an endocrinologist? If you're being treated for thyroid disease but still don't feel well, is it time to ask for a second opinion? Find out more about when you need to see a thyroid specialist.

Thyroid Disease and Menopause
A look at the misdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of thyroid disease during menopause, worsening of thyroid symptoms during menopause, and the interrelationship between the two conditions in general.

Project Aware: Assn of Women for Advancement of Rsch & Educ
Objective and comprehensive health information, especially related to menopause, perimenopause, and postmenopause. An excellent site.

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